Amada Miyachi Europe offers robot dispensing systems that dramatically boost productivity

Amada Miyachi Europe announces that it offers a range of robot dispensing system options that can be fully customized for use in the automotive, electronics and solar cells, information technology and multimedia, medical, aerospace, and defence industries. Amada Miyachi Europe combines its standard desktop XYZ fluid dispensing systems with high precision, user-friendly JANOME Industrial Equipment desktop robots that can dramatically boost productivity.

DESTACO expands vacuum cup line, adding to the lightweight Accelerate® Collection

New vacuum cups offer improved traction, durability and throughput for high-speed applications.

Pleora GigE Vision over NBASE-T Video Interface Brings Bandwidth Boost to Imaging Industry

Showcasing at VISION 2016, GigE® Vision over NBASE-T embedded video interface brings bandwidth and cabling advantages to established and emerging real-time imaging applications

Vision-guided Collaborative Robots Deliver Fast Return on Investment in Production of Firehose Valves

The Universal Robot is so simple and non-intimidating that our programmers were already in the mindset of I don't need any guidance, I can do this on my own. It was almost like a PlayStation video game where they could pick up the controller and figure it out without reading the rules to the game.


Shop Floor Automations will soon release a new device for their Wireless Connect Series

VISION 2016: some 90 talks over 3 days

Industry meets research at the world's leading trade fair for machine vision VISION, the world's leading trade fair for machine vision, is rapidly approaching. Project Manager Florian Niethammer outlines what awaits visitors at VISION 2016.

PACK Expo - Microscan Demonstrates Barcode Verification and Print Quality Inspection at PACK/PHARMA EXPO 2016

Microscan Demonstrates Barcode Verification and Print Quality Inspection at PACK/PHARMA EXPO 2016

Foxconn reaches 40,000 robots of original 1 million robot automation goal

From Next Big Future:  In 2011, Foxconn had announced a plan to replace 500,000 mainland Chinese workers with 1 million robots over the next 3-5 years. 
Foxconn is the company that builds Apple's iPhone and iPad hardware and many of the android smartphones as well.
Foxconn, has so far installed 40,000 production robots across China as it looks to minimize the number of people it employs.
With the exception of some components like servo motors and speed reducers, the robots are being built entirely in-house, Foxconn's Dai Chia-peng told Taiwan's Central News Agency, as quoted by DigiTimes. It's unclear how many of the so-called "Foxbots" are being used to manufacture Apple products.
The machines are, however, said to be operating an industrial facility in Zhengzhou, a tablet plant in Chengdu, and computer/peripherals plants in Kunshan and Jiashan.   Cont'd...

Ethernet/IP Marquees connect directly to the Rockwell Ethernet/IP Network

The Ethernet IP Marquee revolutionizes the industrial market on how a marquee sign should connect and communicate on the Rockwell Ethernet/IP network. The Ethernet IP Marquee has a built in WEB server, eliminating the need to install software to program the marquee sign.

Machine Communication Forum scored with a wide range of subjects and networking opportunities

Users and providers from the machine and plant engineering sector, as well as equipment and automation manufacturers attended this event and were particularly enthused by the wide range of subjects and the opportunities to network.

Rethink Robotics Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Hunan Cothink in China

Hunan Cothink will distribute Sawyer, Baxter robots throughout the country

PACK Expo - Pro Mach Introduces at Pack Expo Its New Shrink Systems Group - A Single Source for All End of Line Shrink Wrapping Needs

Pack Expo attendees will experience a comprehensive range of custom and standard model Texwrap shrink wrapping and Tekkra bundling solutions located in a combined booth exhibit. (Shrink Systems Booth Texwrap and Tekkra #S-3748)


This coming November OCTOPUZ will be exhibiting at FABTECH, the continent's largest event for metal forming, fabrication, welding, and finishing.

Mobile Cobots are Coming

A mobile cobot (mobile collaborative robot) is an intelligent, transportable robot that will assist humans in a shared workspace.


The university in Stuttgart combines bionic investigations with innovative robotic manufacturing methods.

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Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Novotechnik - Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors

Vert-X 05E Series of dual angle/speed sensors. The series features easy mounting in small and narrow spaces with a 5 mm body depth and mounting flanges with metal inserts. The sensors make measurements only 6 mm from edge of product for close-to-wall measurement applications. Vert-X 05E Series sensors measure angles from 0 to 360°, rotational speed and direction with repeatability to 0.1°.